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by Martin Rowley
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Lack of precipitation East Dorset
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Lack of precipitation East Dorset

... With a groan I heard one of our illustrious weather presenters recently trot out the phrase ... "much needed rain", when discussing a cold front swinging SE'ward over England. Said front produced 0.1 mm of rain here. We are beginning to experience a marked deficit in rainfall hereabouts. The rec...
by Martin Rowley
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Winter rain trend
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Re: Winter rain trend

.... similar for this neck of the woods IMO: this is the record for nearby Hurn airport, based on Met Office published (web) data. Dashed line is linear trend over the entire series, and the grey/solid line is the 10-year rolling total.

Martin.

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by Martin Rowley
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Orange Sun
Replies: 8
Views: 3223

Re: Orange Sun

... the latest (October 2017) Bulletin has an excellent summary of the overall nature of this event - provided by Donald Perkins, and of course there are many individual reports contained elsewhere in that publication. From another group, I offer the following animation .... which shows the principa...
by Martin Rowley
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Orange Sun
Replies: 8
Views: 3223

Re: Orange Sun

... Similar experience to others here (West Moors/East Dorset): whilst out shopping around 0930-1030Z, sky becoming increasingly dark/threatening (Beaufort = "u" perhaps?) and by the time we got home 1045Z, my wife was getting seriously worried that 'something' awful was going to happen. No rain of ...
by Martin Rowley
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Are summers becoming wetter?
Replies: 1
Views: 1503

Re: Are summers becoming wetter?

That seems to tie in with this graphic on the Met Office site .... England only .... also (not shown) it is reflected in the EWP series since at least 1970:
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by Martin Rowley
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Recording the Weather
Topic: Snow pellets
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: Snow pellets

... well, I'll pitch in to be shot down(!): I always regard such as a day of /hail/ - *unless* the shower is genuinely accompanied (as in the published definition) by flakes of snow - in which case I record both a day with hail and snow. All the coding for things like NCMs, Beauforts, SYNOPs (old an...
by Martin Rowley
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Recording the Weather
Topic: Revised/Additional wMO cloud names
Replies: 1
Views: 1174

Re: Revised/Additional WMO cloud names

... The WMO announced yesterday (Wednesday/22nd) that several additional cloud classification terms have now been added to the formal listing in the International Cloud Atlas: link to on-line cloud atlas here: https://www.wmocloudatlas.org/home.html ... had a quick look: several new 'names' (mostly...
by Martin Rowley
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Recording the Weather
Topic: Revised/Additional wMO cloud names
Replies: 1
Views: 1174

Revised/Additional wMO cloud names

... The WMO announced yesterday (Wednesday/22nd) that several additional cloud classification terms have now been added to the formal listing in the International Cloud Atlas: story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39351843 and link to on-line cloud atlas here: https://www.wmoclou...
by Martin Rowley
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Contrail lobes
Replies: 1
Views: 2022

Re: Contrail lobes

... thanks for posting that image: every time I see these 'lobes' I'm captivated by the apparent complexity of exactly how they form. The article you mention gives a creditable mechanism - but I wonder how many looking upwards on a fine day realise just how 'dynamic' is the atmosphere around these f...
by Martin Rowley
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Summer temperature trend
Replies: 3
Views: 2732

Re: Summer temperature trend

... I maintain a couple of series which try to capture the 'goodness'/'badness' of summers based on sunshine and maxima - the two parameters that most people would judge a summer by. There's a lot of 'fudging' involved due to changes of equipment, locations, units of measurement etc., but I believe ...